Monday, November 21, 2016

9 foot performance longboard for Dave Ogle

A simple way to scribe the rails and cut them off

 End grain Paulownia makes it easy to bend around a tight tail and steam helps get it round the nose.
3mm rail band on not a lot of foam.

End grain timber makes it easy to wrap around a tight tail.
Very sharp and a great weight to slice along those rail bands.
6mm wrapped round the outside and trimmed down.
Rocker bed set up ,blank on top and 5mm skin cut and ready.
I normally bag the top and bottom skins on together but this board has a lot of nose to tail rocker and deck roll which means the 5mm has a lot of bending and pressure on it to pull down. So I steamed along the rails and in the middle which softend it up lots.
So as you can see it pulled it down and we now have one very soild unit
4mm bottom skin on
 Nice concave and rail chine

Looking good. All ready for Dave to pick up and laminate the rails on over Christmas. He will finish it with Lanolin.
As you can see he did a pretty nice job

Sunday, November 20, 2016

5ft 10" keel fish

 A slightly modified Hydro V bottom with chines and a concave deck. US Blanks EPS and 1/8" Paulownia stringer. Nice  foam and shapes well. I have a set of wooden keels for it.
5ft 10" x 22" x 2 1/4" 35 litres

Concave deck
 The chines show up well here and line up with the leading edge of the fins

Thursday, November 3, 2016